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PewDiePie Reveals His Channel Statistics After Alinity Suggested All His Fans Were 9 Year Olds

Published: 1/Jul/2018 15:09 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Vincent Genova

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PewDiePie has given an insight to the ages of people watching the world’s largest YouTube channel.

While showing memes from the PewDiePie subreddit, he came across a user asking to reveal the analytics of his channel to show how many 9 year olds are actually in the PewDiePie Army. 

The idea of PewDiePie’s fan base being made up of 9 year olds was suggested by Alinity, as part of a dispute that originated with Alinty copystriking a video of PewDiePie calling her a “Thot.”

PewDiePie complied with the request and brought up the age analytics of his channel. Surprisingly, the 25-34 demographic has a higher percentage of views than the 13-17 age group at 28% and 11%, respectively.

18-24 is the most popular group on PewDiePie’s channel, making up 44% of the views.

There is a huge fall off in viewership after turning 35, as 35 to 65+ makes up just 17% of his channel combined. The lowest age group is 55 to 64, checking in at 1%.

The numbers also showed the average view duration for each age group, with 25-34 leading the way at 6:18. The 55-64 grandparents who forgot to log out of their grandchildren’s YouTube account once again bring up the rear, watching only for 5:17 on average.

Of course, PewDiePie’s analytics are only accurate if the people creating YouTube accounts are being truthful.

Google does not allow anyone under the age of 13 to create a Google account, and the minimum age is as high as 16 in some EU countries. It is possible that any age group listed is actually a 9 year old on someone else’s account.

Officially, 9 year olds do not watch PewDiePie and he is the most popular with people aged between 18 and 24. Unofficially, the amount of 9 year olds watching PewDiePie is anywhere between 0 and 65 million. Check out the video below to decide for yourself.

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What are TikTok cults and how can you join one?

Published: 25/Feb/2021 17:35

by Georgina Smith

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Many TikTok users have been left baffled by hundreds of comments that appear under random videos promoting ‘cults’ relating to celebrities or memes, but why exactly are these cults so popular?

Over the past year in particular, TikTok’s userbase has expanded to include not just more users in general, but more communities, with the app being a hub for content relating to various fandoms and hobbies.

More often than not, these communities tend to stay relatively self-contained, as TikTok’s bizarrely accurate algorithm generally does a good job of suggesting the most relevant content for each individual user. This means two people can use the same app but have totally different experiences in terms of the content they see.

However, a new trend sees some groups of people banding together to make their community stronger, spreading the word by putting copy-and-paste messages in comment sections of unrelated viral TikToks.

@papi_dre1

Thank you all for 1.5 million❤️ #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #xyzbca #xyzabc #hamster #viral #whathappened #true #fy #4u

♬ I spoke to the devil in Miami by XXXTENTACION – Nate

A key element of the cult trend, is that participants will change their profile to the exact same picture, usually a meme, and they use this to identify each other so they can follow each other back.

Subjects of the trend so far have included singer Lana Del Rey and a viral image of a random hamster, but it’s looking like more cults are in the process of forming.

Why do people join TikTok cults?

The purpose of the trend is fairly innocent, with people generally wanting to make friends with similar interests to them. Having a matching profile picture makes it easy to see who wants to participate in the trend, thereby making connecting with people easier.

Posting the comments about the cult under popular TikToks serves as another way in which users can find each other, and many people have experienced a huge surge in followers since they joined in on the trend, proving to be appealing for those who want to grow their account.

How to join a TikTok cult

After identifying which community you want to be a part of, you’ll need to locate the picture that everyone is using as their profile picture. The images that are used are generally popular memes, so by typing a few keywords in on Google you should easily be able to track down the image.

Once you’ve changed your profile picture, keep an eye out in comment sections of popular TikToks for other participants, and make sure to follow these accounts. As you begin to follow people you should have others follow you back, and you can speed up the process by posting comments yourself.

However, it’s worth noting that not everybody is on board with the cult trend, as sometimes comment sections can be overtaken.

Regardless, it seems like the popularity of TikTok ‘cults’ is on the rise, so if you see these kinds of comments while browsing the app, you’ll know why there are so many of them.